5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Style meets original Victorian features in this substantial 3,670 SQ FT family home. Believed to date back to the 1890's, over the years this property has been skilfully adapted and enhanced by the current owners to cater for modern needs. Situated in a CUL DE SAC on approximately 0.3 OF AN ACRE plot and within WALKING DISTANCE OF RINGWOOD TOWN.
A centred storm porch with a Victorian geometric tiled step continues into the entrance lobby, where obscured stained-glass windows frame the hardwood panelled internal door to the hallway.
Style meets period features throughout this beautiful home, with the entrance hall as its first introduction. Spacious and light as the Victorian encaustic floor tiles continue and picture rails, deep-set skirting boards and architraves, all coordinating with the grand Victorian staircase.
Solid oak doors with Victorian etched glass panels are throughout downstairs, first leading through to the dual aspect living room, where eyes are drawn to the polished hardwood surround of the open fireplace with tiled grate and hearth. A front box bay window invites an abundance of natural light and period details such as picture rails and a centre ceiling rose continue in this opulent room.
The snug, with its deep-set, sash bay windows enjoys a southerly aspect and a marble working fireplace with tiled inlay and hearth. Fitted oak bookshelves are situated either side, with cupboards beneath. A solid pine marginal glazed door leads through to the light-filled Orangery style double glazed conservatory, where Victorian encaustic tiled flooring extends to two pairs of double French windows which open out to the paved courtyard and south side garden.
For more formal gatherings, the dining room offers a substantial space with Victorian accents, a marble fireplace, varnished pine flooring and triple aspect, deep box bay sash windows.
The kitchen's dining area is brimming with character and provides space for a large dining table. The secondary glazed multi-pane bay window brings in light, with a bespoke fitted window seat and under-seat book shelving. This area is fitted with a solid oak work surface with aqua gloss cabinets and a black glass underlit wall cupboard above. There is a gas-fired twin oven/hotplate AGA that can also provide domestic hot water and a Victorian pulley clothes drier conveniently situated above. The floors have been stripped and waxed creating a light finish and the area is lit with LED flush fitting downlights.
The dining area is open to the working end of the kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of aqua gloss cupboards and drawer units. Coordinating quartz worktops encompass an inset NEFF stainless steel finish gas hob, with a contemporary Elica extractor canopy above. Other integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and an 'eye level' NEFF electric double fan oven/grill. The room is finished with a Ca'Pietra tiled floor and flush LED downlights.
This tiled floor, an extensive range of fitted shelves and kitchen units continues into the walk-in pantry, along with consumer units, two Drayton LED programmers – controlling multi zone heating and domestic water.
A rear hall leads from the kitchen to the rear entrance porch, and the wine cellar and utility room, with a butlers sink, further shelving, cupboard space and plumbing for laundry appliances.
A second staircase, the 'maids' stairs', rise to the first floor from this rear hallway too. A cloakroom/wc completes the ground floor accommodation. The boiler room/log store and gardeners WC are accessed externally.
The first-floor galleried landing is accessed via both the main hall staircase and 'maids' stairs'. Etched glass solid ash doors provide access to all the surrounding rooms. There are five bedrooms on the first floor, all enjoying the period character shared throughout this generously proportioned home.
The master bedroom is naturally illuminated by the tripleaspect box bay window, with original textured glass in the top half. The tulipwood fire surround and art deco tiled inlay adds an inviting feature, and the bespoke, solid oak triple wardrobes offer an abundance of storage space. This room benefits from a large en-suite shower room, with a return door to the landing.
The shower room is fitted with Porcelanosa tiled flooring, underfloor heating and a wet-room style corner shower, with Bristan thermostatic shower valve and a large oval shower head and separate detachable handheld rinser. Double French doors provide access on a westerly aspect decked balcony with wrought iron balustrade.
Bedroom two is a large double, with box triple aspect sash windows, with original textured glass feature, a marble fire surround with tiled grate inlay and hearth, and a modern wash hand basin.
Bedroom three is another large double with a tulipwood fireplace surround and south facing sash windows, with a faux balcony.
Bedroom four offers a solid pine fire surround, wash hand basin and a shelved cupboard and wardrobes on either side of the chimney breast.
Bedroom five is currently utilised as a study with a dual aspect, shelved cupboard, ornate period fire surround and open reach master socket.
The principal bathroom with dual aspect sash windows is half tiled with art nouveau motifs, a period style basin, and a beautiful free standing cast iron, roll top bathtub. There is also a large, fully tiled shower cubicle and a built-in airing cupboard with slatted shelving and the factory lagged hot water cylinder. The room is finished with a marmoleum floor.
Stairs lead to a second-floor landing, where there is a Velux skylight and access into bedroom six, an attic room, with a Velux style skylight and access to eaves storage which extend around the second floor. Also from the landing is a walkthrough shelved space, that could be used as a storage room or secondary office. This in turn leads through to a substantial office, which could also be used as a teenage den. This space is fitted with a wall-to-wall hardwood storage unit, with three double cupboards and bookshelves above. A double-glazed window offers far reaching westerly views over the meadows
The thriving town of Ringwood offers a bustling community well supported by a range of local and national shops, cafes, wine bars and restaurants. There is an equally good range of schooling in both state and private sector. The location is well placed for excellent communication links, with the A31 and A338 providing convenient access to Southampton and Bournemouth respectively, where mainline rail services to international airports can be found. There are regular National Express services to Heathrow & Gatwick airports, as well as Victoria coach station in central London.
The property is approached via wrought iron gates onto a tarmacadam driveway, with space for numerous vehicles. The driveway continues along the north side of the property to a wrought iron pedestrian gate to a rear garden. The courtyard garden is secured by a brick-built wall with ironwork railings. Around the south side of the house, a path leads around to the lawned area, edged with borders of flowers and shrubs. An ornamental brick-built pond sits by a medlar tree and west facing patio, ideal for sundowners, and from here a pathway leads to the timber garden shed. This section of the garden enjoys privacy and screening from the mature hedging and trees around the boundaries.
A substantial, and sheltered, paved courtyard garden adjoins the rear of the property, and a wrought iron gate provides access into the enclosed vegetable garden, where there are raised beds and a selection of apple trees and blackberry bushes, frequently harvested for homemade jams. The detached garage, with hanging-sliding, partially glazed timber doors, is attached to a large workshop/studio and benefits from power and light (separately fused from the main house). The workshop/studio is fitted with a Velux skylight, large, glazed windows, and side opening casement doors. From here, a path around to stout timber gates provide secondary access onto Gravel Lane.
Council Tax band: G
EPC Rating: D
No EPC available for this property
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